Dillon Notches Provisional Mark in Long Jump

Feb. 2, 2002

Freshman Cleavon Dillon logged a provisional NCAA qualifying mark of 7.62 meters (25 feet even) in the long jump, highlighting TCU's efforts in the first day of the Third Annual Tyson Pre-National Indoor Classic, held at the Randal Tyson Track Center on Friday.

The Frogs sprinters again turned in solid performances in the prelimary rounds. Demario Wesley logged the fastest prelim time in the 60 meter dash with a 6.73 clocking. Michael Frater (6.82) and Dillon (6.83) also advanced to today's finals in the 60. Steve Slowly (21.29) and Jermaine Joseph (21.47) advanced to the finals of the 200 meter dash.

The Frogs will send three runners to the final of the 60-meter dash on the women's side as well. Monica Twum (7.45) had the third fastest time in the prelims. She'll be joined in today's finals by Chaunte Baldwin (7.54) and La' Toya White (7.55).

Herbert Mwangi turned in one of his best efforts with a 14:25.07 mark to finish second in the 5,000 meters. Mwangi was five seconds off an NCAA provisional time.

TCU will take to the track again on Saturday in the second day of the Tyson Invitational. The Frogs will compete against some of the nation's top collegiate and professional talent. Field events are slated to begin at 5 p.m. with running events set to start at 6 p.m.

Here is a complete list of the TCU competitors (Note: "q" signifies qualified for today's finals):


60-Meter Dash Prelims: 1. Demario Wesley 6.73q, 9. Michael Frater 6.82q, 10. Cleavon Dillon 6.83q, 18. Steve Slowly 6.92.



200-Meter Dash Prelims: 4. Steve Slowly 21.29q, 9. Jermaine Joseph 21.47q, 12. Kimton Coleman 21.58, 19. Michael Frater 21.70.

400-Meter Dash Prelims: 8. Kendall Pyant 48.26q, 12. Terrance McBryde 48.47.

800-Meter Run (unseeded): 14. Jason Morgan 1:54.66.

Mile Run (unseeded): 21. Justin Speer 4:23.52.

5000-Meter Run Finals: 2. Herbert Mwangi 14:25.07.

Pole Vault (unseeded): Cody Koontz 4.70m (15-05.00).

Long Jump Finals: 4. Cleavon Dillon 7.62m (25-00.00) (NCAA provisional mark) , 6. Kimton Coleman 7.46m (24-05.75), 10. Aundre Edwards 7.22m (23-08.75), 16.Brandal Lawrence 6.72m (22-00.75).


60-Meter Dash Prelims: 3. Monica Twum 7.45q, 8. Chaunte Baldwin 7.54q, 9. La' Toya White 7.55q, 23. Tiffany Starts 7.74.

200-Meter Dash Prelims: 13. Monica Twum 24.44, 19. Chaunte Baldwin 24.72, 21. La' Toya White 24.99, 24. Tiffany Starts 25.14, 37. Chanel Hewitt 26.02.

400-Meter Dash (unseeded): 18. Larissa Bakasa 58.05, 21. Tarieka Paige 58.77.

800-Meter Run (unseeded) 8. Justina Malone 2:15.49.

One-Mile Run (unseeded) 5. Cindy Dietrich 4:54.41, 26. Georgeanne Biancardi 5:18.78.

3000-Meter Run (unseeded) 12. Shannon McKinney 10:48.57.

5000-Meter Run Finals: 17. Robin Schacht 18:25.49, 20. Jamie Ford 19:06.30, 22. Katie Singleton 19:58.22.

60-Meter Hurdles Prelims: 19. Esther Jackson 9.13.

Long Jump Finals: 26. Esther Jackson 5.37m (17-07.50).

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